From their very first exposure to journalism courses at URI, our students are taught the fundamentals of contemporary American journalism -- news gathering, news writing, editing and producing -- in an atmosphere which also stresses the ethical and legal responsibilities members of the "fourth estate" are expected to uphold. In addition to professional preparation, our approach requires students to be strongly grounded in the liberal arts.
Teamwork is key in any newsroom, and we require our students to work together in a project-based learning environment. We also encourage exposure to working newsrooms - on campus, through student publications, and through internships at print, broadcast and internet media outlets.
Since 1960, URI has been home to the only degree granting journalism program in Rhode Island. Our graduates hold high-level editorial positions at The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, CBS News and CNN, as well as local and regional media and public relations agaencies nationwide. Using their background in research and writing, other graduates pursue non-media careers in law, politics and public relations.